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How Can I Add Shine to My Hair?

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Q: What are the best ways to add some shine to my hair?

A: Like a clear, rosy complexion, shiny hair is on just about everyone's beauty wish list. Unfortunately, blow drying, chemical processing, and environmental factors like sun and chlorine can leave hair damaged and dull. Using shampoos and conditioners that work to correct damage is the best way to get hair back in shiny shape long term. (RS Pick: Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner. Both are available at drugstores.)

But for more instant gratification, dab or spray a shine-enhancing styling product like Bumble and Bumble BB Shine (best for fine hair; available at bumbleandbumble.com) or Neutrogena Triple Moisture Smooth Shine Anti-Frizz Cream (best for thick, coarse hair; available at drugstores) on dry hair.

Even if your hair isn't in perfect condition, it will look like it is!

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